Pioneering Czechoslovakian artist Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939) created a sumptuous Art Nouveau style filled with soft colors, curving lines and ethereal women. Mucha was inspired to paint by the artwork he saw in churches. A starving artist in Paris, Mucha skyrocketed to fame after he created a life size poster for Sarah Bernhardt’s play, “Gismonda.” The poster, which differed from current artistic trends, made him a household name and earned him a six-year contract from Bernhardt. In the 1960’s, Mucha’s style was revived, especially in psychedelic posters.
This print is transferred to an artist-grade cotton canvas. The fine pebble texture of the UV coating creates a matte luster that eliminates flare. The Museum Wrap provides a clean, finished look from front, side and back. The canvas is wrapped around 1 ? inch wood support bars.